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by Kevin Gove, NMC Account Executive
Unusual events and festivals are profiled regularly on the National Public Radio program Weekend Edition Saturday. So, the program and host Scott Simon came to mind when I was preparing to pitch stories about the first World Invitational Moose Calling Championship in Rangeley, Maine. I don't know Simon well enough to have his personal e-mail address...read more / comment
by Juli Settlemire, NMC Business Manager
Today, I pinned a photo of Erik Estrada.
When I was a teenager, my friend Rosina Vacchiano (Zeen) was obsessed with Erik Estrada from CHIPS. She would spend hours carefully cutting out his photo and taping them onto her bedroom walls until the whole room was covered floor to ceiling in a glossy shrine of devotion. While the rest of us...read more / comment
Scene, nightfall in a small Maine town. A weary traveler and his family, having driven many miles on the Interstate and back roads, arrives hungry and ready to explore your town. His kids are starving and whining in the back seat. He pulls out his smart phone and searches for restaurants nearby. He is intrigued by your café and, after checking out your website and some reviews, heads off,...read more / comment
by Greg Glynn, NMC Account Executive
When I was studying at Quinnipiac University, I remember learning the four Ps of marketing (product, price, promotion and place), but since then the marketing mix has evolved to include three more Ps—process, physical evidence and people. Having studied and worked in marketing for more than 10 years, I've seen a lot of good and bad marketing ideas...read more / comment
No matter what your profession is, chances are you have to do at least some writing as part of it. That said, writing probably isn’t one of those things that make you want to jump out of bed in the morning and get right to work. Good writing is, however, a highly marketable professional skill. It is also a very powerful tool in shaping ideas, building support, and generating understanding. All...read more / comment
Contrary to popular belief, the Internet hasn’t actually murdered the print industry. New media has simply altered the way society interacts with print. First, I’ll do my best to clarify exactly what “went wrong” in the print industry over the last several years. Second, I’ll explain to you why it is in your best...read more / comment
During my workshop at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism, I spoke about creating personas to better target your markets. This is a fun exercise and I encourage you to do it. Break down your customers or guests into three or four categories. Then create a fictitious person or couple to represent each customer group.
For example, if you own a seaside resort in Maine, you might have the...read more / comment
In order to successfully share the key messages of our clients, we as PR professionals need to understand the inner workings of the companies or organizations that we are representing. Good communicators are familiar with the daily life of the businesses that they represent, ensuring better and more detailed marketing for clients. By knowing our clients as well as we do, we are able to...read more / comment